Modern sculptures and classic masterpieces, gardens and galleries, unique Māori carvings and powerful performances.

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Art galleries and experiences

See modern and traditional works from around the world at Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, visit smaller local galleries to pick up a special painting, sculpture or carving to take home, stroll through modern sculpture parks, or join an intimate art appreciation tour.

Māori culture

There are so many ways to experience Māori culture in Auckland, from guided tours that give you an insight into Māori history, traditions and beliefs, through to contemporary Māori art at local galleries.

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Explore some of Auckland’s gardens, beautiful in any season. From tree-filled parks to the exquisite Parnell Rose Gardens, you’ll find your perfect place to relax. Pack a picnic and head to popular Cornwall Park or wander through 64 hectares at the spectacular Auckland Botanic Gardens.


Visit Auckland Museum to see an impressive range of world-class galleries, interactive displays, visiting exhibitions and the world’s largest collection of Māori taonga (treasures). Visit the New Zealand Maritime Museum to find out how the sea has shaped New Zealand’s history and cultural identity.

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Photography walks and tours

See Auckland through a different lens and capture your own memories – join a tour and discover some of our region’s most photogenic spots, from city skylines to spectacular landscapes. 

Cultural and heritage attractions

Discover Auckland’s rich culture and history, from Auckland Museum’s impressive galleries and exhibits to guided walking tours, early colonial architecture to sacred Māori historical sites.

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